Yesterday, I decided to go ahead and play around with UStream.Tv. I know a lot of people using it and yesterday Jim Kukral inspired me to have one and to start broadcasting. Jim Kukral has a weekly UStream channel, where he goes live for about an hour and critiques and helps aspiring entrepreneurs make money online.
I usually watched his mini show every weds, non logged in. But yesterday I was just chillin in front of my PC and decided I haven't talked to Jim in a while. I just participated and had a mini chat. Its nice that Jim is engaging with his viewers. From then on Jim showed me that it is important to get yourself out there and just do it. I been wanting to use ustream, but haven't got the chance to just because I am busy with stuff. So I figured, why not ustream me working. I did and amazingly people joined. I was actually surprise at how many people came to watch.
I decided to make a channel on my blog with the full and bigger UStream video and chat. I have customized it so users can tweet about the show without having to leave the blog page. Basically I made it more user friendly than the actual channel, plus it's on my site means more exposure.
So what do I think of UStream? Well I definitely think it is powerful. Yesterday, I watched a bunch of UStream live clips, Joel Comm, Nick Throlson, CashTactics, Jim Kukral, etc. I also watch a lot of ustream live from other bloggers and marketers. I figured hell I'll do one, if people want to watch me they will. Plus, if I am bored I can interact with them.
So what does UStream do for me? UStream can definitely increase my visibility and my brand, plus it puts a face to blog and what I do online. So it can be a plus for me, even if it just me listening to music, talking mis-half in the chat or getting dick rolled by ppc.bz and nickycakes. Other than that it was entertaining and again I was surprise to see a lot of people watching me on UStream. Thanks All!
So the first setup was definitely challenging, I was looking at Yahoo Answers to help solve something basic with UStream stuff. I added my own channel here on my blog, so this way users stay on my blog.
Now I finally understand and have the basic setup with my ustream channel on my blog, I just have to stream. I was thinking of doing a daily stream of when I wake up up to lunch time. So that is about 3 hours of stream. This way users can see what i do in the morning and just ask random questions, when I am not busy I will answer them.
I got a lot of good feedback from users on facebook and on twitter. Defintiely enjoyed it and look forward to doing like a webinar or live show for my readers and twitter followers.